Dead Space 3 Kinect Will Reward You For Cursing at Your TV

You’ll be able to play Dead Space 3 over the Internet with Kinect on Xbox 360, which means you’ll be able to berate your co-op partner in a completely new way than you normally would through your Xbox Live headset.

But you’ll also be able to curse at your TV with Kinect listening in, and that could trigger special rewards through your gameplay, according to Executive Producer Steve Papoutis.

Speaking with CVG, Papoutis said that Kinect will be paying attention to what you say, and certain curse words, said at the right moments, might trigger specific in-game actions. He was vague about it, though: “…there are commands where you might be in a certain situation and you might yell a specific expletive and it might behave in a way that you want it to,” he said.

So who knows what that means, exactly, because I’m not really sure how “Holy f–king s–t!” is going to translate into Isaac or John Carver actually doing anything, except maybe crapping their spacesuits in terror. Although that could be pretty funny.

Guess we’ll find out for certain come Dead Space 3′s launch on Feb. 5.

Via Ubergizmo.

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2 Comments on Dead Space 3 Kinect Will Reward You For Cursing at Your TV


On January 2, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Its like EA WANTS this game to fail.

First they continue to take the game further down the action over horror gameplay.

Second they pull a Capcom and throw in co-op, which btw, makes the game less scarier. Look at Resident Evil 5 and 6 for the evidence of that. Before someone tells me “but Axetwin, the co-op isnt forced so you dont HAVE to play with someone”. Let me just say, thats a bunch of bull, EA is only giving you the illusion of being able to play without co-op. When parts of the main story are closed off, when collectables within the main campaign are unreachable unless you have a co-op partner, thats forced co-op.

and Third, now theyre implementing Kinect compatibility. When has this thing ever worked properly for a mainstream game? When I think of the Kinect, Im reminded of a scene from Judge Dredd (the Stallone version), where Dredd is giving his speech to the cadets, when he gets to the hoverbike he says “yours IF you can get it to work”. That single line, in my opinion, perfectly sums up the Kinect.


On January 3, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Resident Evil 5 and 6 are still good games despite being co-op games.